I felt totally robbed of my baby.

I've had 3 losses. More should be done to help us understand why this happens.

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by Sue

May 2016

I've had 1 ectopic, a miscarriage at 5 weeks and then my biggest slap to the face was one at 12 weeks. I'd promised to send a pic of the scan to my eldest daughter asap as we were all very excited. We went into the room and I popped onto the bed. There was an extra screen right next to my head so I was able to get a good view. Lucky me I thought. The jelly was put on my belly and the scan started. I was staring at the screen. My heart skipped as I saw my little baby lying there. Fell in love instantly.

I quickly realised that my little baby wasn't moving.

I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I couldn't see a heartbeat. My stomach was wiped clean of the gel and they said they were sorry but my baby had died. I was 13 weeks and my baby measured 11 weeks. My body showed no signs that anything was wrong. They thought I might of also had a molar pregnancy. I had to go in 4 days later for D&C. I was devastated! Luckily it wasn't molar but I had no explanation of what happened. I felt totally robbed of my baby. More should be done to help us understand why this happens.

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